How to find the satellite imagery capture date
The Past Imagery tool can be used to find the capture date of the imagery displayed within the Satellite imagery basemap. Instructions for how to do this are provided below:
Turn on the Satellite imagery layer within in the Basemaps group.
Zoom into your area of interest and click on the Past Imagery button (just above the navigation tools at the bottom right of the screen). The tool is scale dependent, so if it appears greyed out, keep zooming in until it becomes active. (At present the tool is activated at scales larger than 1:50,000).
A timeline will appear showing years in which historic imagery is available for your current map extent.
The numbers shown below the timeline represent how many images were captured during that year. Click a node to filter down to the month view.
Selecting a month will return the first image captured, and allow you to scroll through the Images and Projects using the Previous/Next options down along the bottom right.
While in this view you can find the latest image date. Click on the eye icon to preview the image on the map. When the image in the preview matches the imagery within the basemap layer you have found the date the image was captured.